Rafael Da Silva is major reason for Rivarly between MU and Liverpool

Submitted on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:58

If you need someone on your side who understands the Manchester United versus Liverpool rivalry and how important of a game that is, then look no further than Rafael Da Silva.

This man knows all too well how deep the rivalry goes and how important the game is. He spent seven years in the first team. Many watched in excitement and in horror at some of the plays.

In one scenario, we saw Philippe Coutinho casually just cruising past Guillermo Varela and people from that point had to wonder how Rafael Da Silva would've handled the situation or if he could've handled it better. Maybe he would've handled it worse but there's one thing for sure, the spirit for the game would've been there. Many speculate that Coutinho would've never made it past him and that he would've been knocked down flat.

Rafael and Coutinho are great friends. However, when it comes to a game this important, he would have never hesitated or thought twice about answering his aggressive advances. Back in 2014, there was an embarrassing match for Liverpool where Liverpool lost 0 to 3. Rafael however was only really trusted by Sir Alex Ferguson, the United Manager last season. Rafael was an amazing full back and there's no doubt in the mind of many that Rafael would have never let Coutinho past.

Now, can Valera be blamed entirely for this loss? Of course not, when it comes to these games, there's so many different factors involved and it's easy to point fingers but it's a whole different game when you're on the field, there's a lot of pressure and a lot of very crazy fans watching your every move. Did he mean to let him pass on him? Probably not but it was still a hell of a mistake with a high cost that arguable Rafael would've never made.

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